About this listing
Complete privacy, a garden setting in a safe family neighborhood, yet minutes from everything! This completely furnished apartment has restaurants withing walking distance, busway access nearby, and is minutes from downtown or Oakland.
The living room has a fold out couch (twin), a desk, lounge chair, and flat screen TV (It is new, not in the photo!).
I have a private, fully furnished carriage house apartment behind my house, available for daily, weekly, or monthly rental. The apartment was renovated and furnished for use by my family when they visit. It includes just about everything you could want, including luxury linens, towels, a fully equipped kitchen, iron, hair dryer, cable, a TV, books and a desk. The apartment has a new kitchen with fridge, range and microwave, a living /dining combo with a pull out couch (twin bed), a bathroom with tub/shower, and a bedroom with a comfy queen size bed.
You control your own AC and heat, and no ones sleeps above, below or thru the wall next to you!
And the neighborhood? The place is located in my lush garden of a back yard, in the Edgewood neighborhood of beautiful restored historic homes. There are several restaurants, a pizza place, bar, laundry and two convenience stores within a few blocks, and a little less than a mile away is a shopping district with an art gallery, art film theater, all types of restaurants, spa, yoga place, jewelry store,etc. (Regent Square for those of you who know the 'burgh!) I have been renting this place, mostly by the month, for several years now, mostly to CMU researchers, doctors on rotation at UPMC, and artsy types like an actor in "Wicked" and a producer of a movie filmed here this summer. This is a perfect place for a person who wants to stay somewhere really, really clean, and private while visiting Pittsburgh. Oh, and there is free parking for one car. The busway into Oakland or downtown is about a six block walk, or two blocks to a feeder bus that takes you to the busway.
The apartment is up a flight of stairs, a spiral stair with open back risers. It is very safe and easy to go up, but if you do not like metal stairs, or spiral stairs, you would be more comfortable somewhere else.
If you have an infant or small child, let me know, and I can assist by leaving toys, books, a crib, high chair, stroller, etc in the apartment if you like.
The entire apartment, with a private entrance is exclusively for the guest. The guest may use the adjoining terrace and outdoor dining area, and gas grille.
Interaction with Guests
We will interact with the guests as much as they want! Experiences have ranged from never even meeting the guest to drinks on the porch. We live in the home on the same property, so normally we are around in case there are problems or questions .
The neighborhood is very walker friendly. Many neighbors are out running or walking their dogs, and there are restaurants, stores, bars, a library and art film theater within walking distance. It is very much a residential community though, so it is very private and quiet.
There is a bus route about a block and half away. A few blocks more, and you have access to a high speed busway directly into Oakland and downtown Pittsburgh.
Other Things to Note
The apartment is stocked with everything a person would normally need. If you let us know in advance, we can add a portable crib, highchair, toys for a child, or other specific things to make your stay better.
This is a separate apartment, so you are mostly on your own. I live in a very nice neighborhood, and this carriage house is in my backyard garden, above my garage. I like my neighbors, so no parties, no crowds of people, no loud blaring music! No smoking in the apartment or on the grounds. You cannot take any of the items in the apartment out of the apartment. Feel free to enjoy the garden and the patio dining area when the weather is nice. Pet the cat! Smell the roses! Make a snowball if it is winter!
The place has it's own furnace, air conditioner, water heater etc. Save the earth and don't leave the windows open in the middle of the winter!
About the Host, Suzan
My husband and I are both architects, and have our own architectural firm about a block away from our house. The carriage house you are renting is behind our house. We are empty nesters, and travel frequently for business.